Monday, May 23, 2016

Social Accounts

When I first started my blog I did not anticipate the need to keep my personal social media presence separate from that of my online blogger presence.  I've found though that there are times when I want to share special pictures and memories with friends and family privately.  I love reading stories and special messages from those of you that follow me, and know that I will always enjoy conversing with each and every one of you!!  In truth I think a  private feed for family/close friends, and a public feed for my blogger friends is ideal!   It has taken me some time, but today I completed the linking for my public social accounts on the blog!  Now when you click on any of the social networking icons on the right side of the blog you will be directed to the new feeds.  There will be some overlap in content sharing until everyone has a chance to follow the new feeds, and older creative posts will be mirrored to the new feeds as soon as possible.  If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Our Little Garden

While a little off topic I just had to share!! My little one's very own starter garden!! She enjoyed helping me last year and this year they are planting and growing one at school. So we decided we would plant one just for her at home too!! We will learn about each plants needs like water, nutrients, soil, light, and air as part of her science work with the Junior Master Gardener Program "Learn, Grow, Eat and GO!" Then we are going to make fun recipes to see how they taste. She has fun and learns at the same time! That makes me as a mom very happy!

We are using a starter kit from Growums to start her garden at home because it comes with everything she needs to get started. Including fun character plant sticks!  We are using project planning sheets from the Junior Master Gardener website to track the amount of water and food each plant receives, as well as, each plants sprouting, growth, and ripening. 

The Growums kits are available from and if you would like to get more info about the "Learn, Grow Eat & Go!" program for your kids or their school go to the Junior Master Gardeners website at  

**This post is in no way financed or sponsored by Growums or The Junior Master Gardener program. The names and images are the intellectual property of their respective copyright holders. Any and all opinions expressed in this post are mine and mine alone.**

Friday, February 19, 2016


Today I wanted to share a little more about one product that while it is not specifically designed for scrapbooking it is a definite asset to bloggers, scrapbook page planners, and business professionals alike. Those of us in need of a planner that brings together more than just a calendar and daily agenda will absolutely love the GET TO WORK BOOK!! 
The GET TO WORK BOOK™ is a daily planner + goal setting workbook designed to help you make progress on your big goals by taking things one day at a time. While it can't do your work for you, every inch of it was thoughtfully designed to help you get to work. Plus for those of us in need of additional note space for journaling and grid paper for scrapbook page planning on the go will absolutely love these additional features.
I have used many different planners/agenda's over the years and I find that this design is phenomenally better than many I have seen on the market. I think about the only way they could make it better would be to add a set of pocket scrapbook pages following each monthly calendar spread. Mmm….perhaps I will make that suggestion, but for now it is truly heavenly to use! I have included the specifics from the GET TO WORK BOOK™ website below along with photos and links to video walkthroughs for those of you who may want a peak for yourself.
I will also be unveiling my very own GET TO WORK BOOK™ and how I use mine soon. I am so excited and cannot wait!! So watch for my own video and also subsequent videos showing how I use it as a blogging and project design tool. Oh and watch for project inspiration photos and tutorials using the books removable inspirational pages!!
This version includes dates for Jan - Dec 2016.

  • book pages are 7x9 inches
  • book dimensions are 8.25x9x1 inches
  • book weighs 1.75 pounds / 800g
  • cover and paper stock are recycled from 100% post-consumer waste
  • inside pages are offset printed
  • monthly tabs are coated and extra sturdy
  • paper is sharpie-friendly
  • designed, printed and made in the USA
  • easy-on-the-eyes design that inspires and doesn't detract
  • 12 motivational text prints on heavy stock that are perforated to be removed from the book (see them all here!
  • full monthly calendars with traditional box layout 
  • Monday - Sunday week at a glance spreads
  • plenty of note and brainstorm space
  • 16 "project breakdown" pages designed to help you complete large tasks 
  • 13 "reflect and goal-set" pages designed to encourage you to celebrate past successes and come up with action items for the next month 
  • pocket on the inside of the back cover 

To view some of the videos of the GET TO WORK BOOK™ for yourself you can click on any of three links below.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Tooth Fairy

The tooth fairy will be visiting our house tonight!  This is just a little gift our fairy will be leaving behind! 

Please Note:  All supplies have been used in accordance with Stampin' Up's Angel Policy. 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Entrée Card

As promised a simple but elegant entrée card to identify your food selections. This would be perfect for any occasion, but with Valentines Day just around the corner I chose to foil it in pink. Please pardon my photo a family emergency prevented me from using my normal equipment with this one. Please enjoy. 

This design was created using Adobe Photoshop, a simple laser printer, the Minc by American Crafts, and Minc toner reactive foil. 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Issues Resolved!!

Well finally after countless hours, chats, and hair tearing out I can safely say we have worked out most posting issues!  Tomorrow stay tuned for a simple but elegant menu /entree card. I appreciate everyone's patience through these last two months. Here's to a great year!